American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. At an unspecified future time: eventually rose to the position of vice president.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the event; in the final result or issue; in the end.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an eventual manner; finally; ultimately.
- adv. after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay
- eventual + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Physical culture" became gym class, or working out, or just plain exercise, and the term eventually died--until the New York Times resurrected it as a pompous catch-all for doing somewhat inane things like riding expensive bicycles in club races and doing yoga with your dog:”
“When he died, the title eventually fell to Francis Bacon.”
“My name eventually got called for the freestyle bracket, and I won that tournament as well.”
“The term eventually came to mean any disposable cash.”
“The term eventually took broader hold and, since roleplaying games evolved out of wargaming, it came to be used in that hobby as well, although with a bit less affection than either the Napoleonic or wargames version of the term.”
“United never recovered from that blow as the title eventually slipped from their grasp with a subsequent draw at”
“More importantly, the word eventually gained currency outside the ivory tower, and professors lost control of its meaning.”
“By 2006, he was embroiled in legal action with Lydia Harris, wife of the company's co-founder, and the label eventually plunged into receivership two years later, being placed up for auction.”
“The Russian suffered a shock defeat at the World Championships last year as she faild to register a height, the title eventually went to Poland's Anna Rogowska.”
“Apparently they were used to smoke and/or dry meat, and the term eventually came to indicate the cooking rather than the apparatus.”
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